Monday, December 16, 2013

CFP: “A Mirror to Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” conference

St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers announce “A Mirror to Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” conference
May 19-21, 2014
The theme of the third “Sport and Society in America” conference is “Women in Sports.”

We welcome submissions on the following topics:

  • Gender Issues in Sports
  • Women’s Sports History
  • Title IX and Public Policy
  • Traditional Media and Women’s Sports
  • Social Media and Women’s Sports
  • Women’s Sports and Popular Culture
  • Girls’ Youth Sports Issues
  • Male Coaches in Female Sports
  • Female Fandom in Men’s Sports
  • Female Participants in Male Sports
  • Female Sports Leaders and Executives
  • Marketing Sports to Women
  • Women’s Sports and the Social Sciences
  • Women’s Sports and the Creative Arts
  • Women’s Sports Science
  • Women’s Sports Psychology
  • Women and the Sports Business
  • And other issues related to women’s sports

You may submit your paper or presentation abstract via our online submission form. Deadline: February 1, 2014.

About the conference 
The “Sport and Society in America” conference is a distinctive, intimate and affordable three-day event that provides opportunities for sports academics and professionals working in sports-related fields to network and share their expertise about American sports.

Keynote speakers this year include Christine Brennan, award-winning sports columnist for USA Today, and Muffet McGraw, head coach of University of Notre Dame women’s basketball.

The conference fee of $195 includes access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College, and several coffee breaks daily. Conference attendees will also be provided a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the traveling exhibit “Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball,” and screenings of sports-related films.

To maintain an intimate atmosphere, total registration at the conference will be limited to 200. Preference for registration will be given to those giving papers and presentations.

If you have any questions about submitting your proposal or the conference in general, please email or call 920-403-3777.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

CFP: 26th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture

Call For Proposals


May 28 – 30, 2014
Cooperstown, New York

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, co-sponsored by the State University of New York College at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, examines the impact of baseball on American culture from interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives.  As 2014 is the 75th Anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, special attention will be given to those proposals which focus on this theme.

Proposals for papers are invited from all disciplines and on all topics.  Papers on baseball as baseball are not encouraged.  Submission is by abstract and one-page vitae (include complete contact information).  Abstracts should be narrative, limited to three type-written pages.  Presentations should be designed to fit into a 20 minute panel segment.

Abstracts should be submitted by December 20, 2013, to:
 Sherry Wildenstein
135 Netzer Administration Building
State University of New York College at Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015

For further information on the symposium, please contact
Jim Gates at or

Friday, November 29, 2013

JOB: Social Behavioural Health Sciences - University of Toronto

University of Toronto
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Requisition Title: Assistant/Associate Professor –Social Behavioural Health Sciences
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: October 22, 2013
Job Closing: January 15, 2014 (Open Until Filled)

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and will commence as early as July 1, 2014.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD or equivalent in Sociology, Community or Public Health, Psychology, Political Science, Anthropology or related disciplines. Candidates should have an excellent record of research related to: the sociology of health and health care; population health/social determinants of health; the social, economic and political aspects of public health, including health inequities; or critical approaches to health systems, policy and institutions. Expertise in social science theory and/or research methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed-methods) is essential. The candidate would have the opportunity to engage in and contribute to a number of new DLSPH initiatives including: Healthier Cities & Communities, Global Health, and Public Health & Clinical Practice.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach core theory courses and/or research methods at the graduate level; supervise graduate students in our MPH and PhD programs; and carry out a major program of research. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research are required, as is the ability to obtain grant funding. Priority will be given to those who demonstrate outstanding potential to make significant contributions to research, teaching, and leadership in social science and health at the local, national, and international levels. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We invite innovative thinkers to join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team of faculty and students who make up the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The DLSPH is a regional and global leader in public health education, research and service, with the largest concentrations of academic population and public health researchers in Canada. Our researchers are making major contributions in areas such as the social determinants of health; social epidemiology; global health; addictions; occupational and environmental health; chronic disease, infectious disease, and genetic epidemiology; public health policy; biostatistics and qualitative research methodology. Research and training are conducted in a trans-disciplinary environment with collaborators throughout the University, such as its top-rated schools of medicine, nursing, engineering, law, and business, and with government agencies and a wide range of global partners.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at the University of Toronto Academic Opportunities page, requisition ID: 1301547. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching summary (including a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught and students supervised), names and contact details of at least three referees, and a statement outlining current and future research interests. Reference letters are not required at the time of submission. The Search and Hiring Committee will request reference letters from referees of candidates who have made it through the initial screening process. Please ensure the names and current contact details of three referees are included in your application package. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online. The closing date for the job is January 15, 2014; however the search will remain open until filled.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: For more information on the Division and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, please visit our website at:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

JOB: Program Officer for Sport-for-Development

Partners of the Americas is seeking a new Program Officer for Sport-for-Development.

This person would support both our A Ganar program and a US State Department funded SportsUnited program involving youth sports leaders from Venezuela and Tennessee.  Fluency is Spanish is required.   Below is the link to the job description.   Please note that this is a one year post, January – December 2014, based in Washington, DC with the possibility of continuing based on funding availability.   Obtaining a permit to work in the US would be the responsibility of the candidate.   We would appreciate your sharing it with any great candidates.

Friday, November 22, 2013

CFP: 2nd Annual Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum

Call for Proposals
2nd Annual Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum

The 2nd Annual Muhammad Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum will take place March 21-22 in Louisville, KY. The Forum is designed to advance education, advocacy and research on the role and contribution of athletes toward social change, human rights and development. This year we welcome scholars, practitioners, policymakers and advocates who are working to advance the realm of athletes and social change through the six core values of Muhammad Ali: Respect, Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Spirituality and Giving. 

This Forum will focus on the following considerations:

1. The roles and responsibilities athletes have beyond the playing field.
2. The ways athletes can serve as educators and advocates to address social problems within and outside of sports.
3. How the global sporting community encourages or discourages athletes working in the realm of social change.
4. The roles educational institutions play in providing grounding for athletes to make the connections between athletics, academics and the community.
5. The role and impact of media in how athletes can affect social change.

We would like to invite your abstract contribution for the Muhammad Ali Center Athletes and Social Change Forum. Abstracts can be research or practitioner, should be no longer than 250 words, and are due January 1, 2014.  The registration fee for the conference is $100 for professionals and $50 for students. Please submit abstracts to Eli Wolff:

We are very much hoping to receive a variety of national and international perspectives. Please share this with colleagues you may know who may be interested and also let us know if you have any suggested contributors we should contact. We will look forward to hearing from you.

Marcel Parent
Ali Center 

JOB: East Carolina University


The Department of Kinesiology, within the College of Health and Human Performance, at East Carolina University, seeks a 9-month faculty position (non-tenure track) in Sport Studies. A master’s degree in kinesiology or related field with expertise in sport studies is required with a doctoral degree preferred. The successful candidate will direct the undergraduate Sport Studies degree program, teach to support the departmental mission specific to sport studies, advise students, and coordinate internships. Screening of applicants will begin December 5, 2013 and will continue until the position has been filled. Position begins August 2014.

Interested candidates should submit: a) a cover letter stating the relevance of the candidate's training and experience, and b) a current curriculum vitae to the East Carolina University Applicant page,, c) three letters of reference and d) copies of transcripts should be mailed to: Joy Hahn, East Carolina University, Dept of Kinesiology, 401 Ficklen Dr, Greenville, NC 27858. Position # 929922. Please contact Dr. Stacy Warner, Sport Studies Search Committee Chair, at or 252-328-0095 for inquiries about the position.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. ECU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting a disability accommodation should call the ECU Office Disability Support Services at 252-328-6799 (Voice/TTY/Relay) Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. For more information on the department please visit us at

CFP: World Congress of Sociology of Sport

Sociology of Sport and the Challenges of Social Change
July 9-13 - Peking University

Sport, an educational fixture and an entertainment enterprise, is a part of society. As a complex social phenomenon, it exists in every corner of society and influences peoples’ lives. Sport has the potential to be an effective channel for physical and socio-economic development. Moreover, as a universal language, sport can be a powerful medium for social change given that it: contributes to social cohesion, tolerance and integration, can be utilized to bridge cultural gaps, facilitate economic development, resolve conflict, enhance a healthy life style, promote social equity and justice, and educate people in ways that very few activities can. However, today’s world is changing rapidly and examples of social resistance are emerging in many places. The International Sociology of Sport Association invites papers that address the wide range of ways in which sport serves as both a vehicle for and barrier to social change. How is sport related to social change with respect to identity politics: gender, sexuality, race, disability and age? How has globalization had both a positive and negative impact on social change? Can sport play a role in Development and Peace, Sport for All and Human Rights movements? How can sport best be structured and promoted in order to advance positive social change?

Session Subthemes:
 Sport and National Identity
 Sport, Politics and Policy
 Sport, Business and Management
 Sport Mega-events
 Sport Governance
 Sport and Racial/ Ethnic Identity
 Sport and Ethics
 Globalization and Sport
 Sport, Health and the Life Course
 Sport, lifestyle and New Technologies
 The Future of the Sociology of Sport: Opportunities and Challenges
 Sport Media
 Sport and Gender
 Sport and Disability
 Sport and Social Class
 Sport and Human Rights
 Sport Spectatorship and Fandom
 Physical Education and School/University Sport
 Sport and Sexualities
 Other Related Issues with regards to the Sociology of Sport

Key Dates
 Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 December 2013
 Abstracts selection: 11 December 2013 – 15 January 2014
 Confirmation of Abstract Acceptance/Rejection:20 January 2014.
 End of Early Bird Registration: 31 March 2014
 Abstract Presenter Registration Deadline: 25 March 2014

For more details, please visit the 2014 ISSA World Congress website

Monday, November 18, 2013

JOB: Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Health and Physical Activity - Univ. of Calgary

Assistant Professor — Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Health and Physical Activity 

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track academic position at the Assistant Professor level in Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Health and Physical Activity.  Applicants are expected to possess specific expertise and training in the critical analysis of the role of sport and physical activity in society and may work in the areas of sport history, sport sociology, sport philosophy and/or socio-cultural aspects of sport and exercise. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent research program that examines social and cultural issues related to physical activity, sport or health.  An interest and concern for social issues affecting engagement in sport and exercise such as diversity, access, equity, advocacy, and anti-discrimination is a valued asset.  

The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate student mentorship, and training of postdoctoral fellows. Evidence of commitment to and superior ability in teaching are also required. The successful candidate will bring a record of achievement commensurate with appointment at an Assistant Professor level including a record of publications in quality peer-reviewed journals and the potential for securing external funding through national agencies such as SSHRC and/or external agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program and publish in highly regarded international journals. This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop an independent research program within a multidisciplinary research environment. Postdoctoral experience or the equivalent is an advantage.

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary provides a dynamic multidisciplinary environment dedicated to achieving excellence and diversity in research, education, and community programs.  The Faculty has a significant record of achievement in research and scholarship and offers a full range of programs. Our nationally accredited undergraduate program attracts exceptionally talented students who have some of the highest admission averages at the University of Calgary. The Faculty of Kinesiology is committed to the goal of international leadership in Human Performance, Health, and Wellness through education, research and community programs.  In addition to the Academic Program, the Faculty of Kinesiology is home to a multifaceted operation that houses several different units including Dinos Athletics, Active Living, the Olympic Oval, and Sport Medicine Centre (

Eyes High is the University of Calgary’s strategic direction, a bold and ambitious vision to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary by the University’s 50th anniversary in 2016.  With strong leadership, the University of Calgary is energized, determined and focused on its goals. Calgary, Canada’s most enterprising city, is a vibrant, multicultural city (population ~1,000,000) located near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise ( 

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, a summary of your planned research program, and three examples of relevant publications or other supporting materials directly to:

Dr. Penny Werthner, Dean
c/o of Holly Lywin, Executive Assistant to the Dean, 

The application deadline is January 31, 2014; anticipated start date is July, 2014.

The University of Calgary welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

JOB: University of Southern Mississippi

I’d like to draw your attention to the following url where you can find several postings for full-time, tenure-track positions at the University of Southern Mississippi.

We have several position openings this year including Sport Coaching Education, Sport Management and Director of the School of HP&R. All of these positions may be of interest to you, your colleagues or graduate students.

PHD: Comparative Ethnic Studies

Dear friends and colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce the University of Colorado Boulder’s new PhD program in Comparative Ethnic Studies.  Our faculty employ comparative and transnational frameworks to study race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.  The program is designed to be streamlined and individualized, and requires that applicants already hold a Masters degree.  Applications are due December 1.

For more information, please email me ( or visit our website:

You can learn more about our Critical Sport Studies courses at: – it is pretty sparse right now but we will be continuing to grow and develop it throughout the 13-14 academic year.


Jenny Lind Withycombe, PhD

CFP: Emerald Studies in Media and Communications

Call for Submissions 2014
Initial Submissions Due: Monday January 6, 2014 midnight GMT
By email to

Laura Robinson and Shelia Cotten, the new series co-editors of Emerald Studies in Media and Communications, are inviting submission of original, unpublished papers for two volumes to be published in 2014. Beginning in 2014, the series will consist of two annual volumes bringing together cutting edge research on new media. Thanks to a short publication cycle, authors will see their work in print within 12 months of submission.

The series welcomes work from a variety of perspectives from media scholars working in the social sciences, humanities, and related fields such as media studies, information studies, STS, and communication. Submissions may be empirical, theoretical, methodological, or synthetic statements of significant developments in the field. Empirical submissions may make use of any method or approach. Contributions on a wide variety of topics on new media, ICTs, communication, and related themes are welcome from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. For a list of potential themes, please see series' aims and scope.

Volume I: Communication and Information Technologies Annual 2014
Each year, one volume will build on the series’ newly established association with the Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association (CITASA). This annual volume will feature a selection of contributions that will be highlighted at each year’s CITASA business meeting.

Volume II: Doing and Being Digital: Mediated Childhoods
Volume II will assemble cutting edge research focusing on media and youth. Submissions may examine any aspect of the theme of youth and media broadly defined. Youth is defined as infancy to young adulthood. We also welcome submissions on institutions that shape this part of the lifecourse such as the family, school, community organizations, etc. In addition, we are also interested in submissions that address theoretical and/or methodological issues on the topic.

Submissions should be 6,000-12,000 words in length inclusive of abstract, references, and notes. British or American spelling may be used. While no special formatting is requested at the outset, upon acceptance authors must format their manuscripts in accordance with the series' guidelines. Submissions will be considered for inclusion in either volume to achieve the best thematic fit. Contributions will be peer-reviewed through both initial editorial screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two referees.

For more information, please email:

Friday, November 01, 2013

CFP: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)

Call for Papers: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)
ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221- 0989 (Online) 
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas, USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. IJHSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social science and become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world.
The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropologybusiness studiescommunication studies, corporate governance ,criminology, cross-cultural studies ,demographydevelopment studieseconomicseducation, ethics, geographyhistory, industrial relations, information science, international relations, lawlinguisticslibrary sciencemedia studiesmethodologyphilosophypolitical science, population Studies, psychologypublic administrationsociology, social welfare, linguistics, literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies ,visual arts, women studies and so on.
The journal is published in both print and online versions.
The journal is now indexed with and included in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s, DOAJ, Index Copernicus International, EBSCO and Gale. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with ISI, ERIC, Econlit, Scopus and Journalseek.
IJHSS publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.
IJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 3 No. 17 which is scheduled to be published on December 15, 2013. Last date of submission: November 20, 2013.However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process.  
Send your manuscript to the editor at, or
For more information, visit the official website of the journal 

JOB: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in the Social Science of Sport - University of Brighton, UK

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in the Social Science of Sport
Based at Eastbourne
from £32,367 to £38,522 per annum (at Lecturer level)
or £39,649 to £45,941 per annum (at Senior Lecturer level)
In this role you will be mainly responsible for teaching on our undergraduate degrees in Sports Studies, Sport and Leisure Management and Sport Journalism and our masters degrees, along with some contribution to contextual studies for other students.  Research activity is expected and there is flexibility for you to develop their own interests in line with the existing research themes of the Sport and Leisure Cultures area. A good degree (1st or 2:1) or masters degree in sport or a relevant related subject and a record of research publication are essential as well as experience in the application of subject areas to professional contexts in sport. The post is fixed term for one year to cover staff sabbaticals. Job sharers welcome.
Ref: EV3029     
Closing date: 19 November 2013

CFP: The 12th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Day Conference

Call for Papers

Saturday, January 25, 2014, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University would like to invite all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport and exercise to our annual day conference, held in the memory of our colleague Dr. Donald Macintosh.

The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture, which will be given this year by Dr. Brian Wilson, a sociologist and Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Wilson is the author of Sport & Peace: A Sociological Perspective (Oxford, 2012) and Fight, Flight or Chill: Subcultures, Youth and Rave into the Twenty-First Century (McGill-Queen’s, 2006) as well as articles on sport, social inequality, environmental issues, media, social movements, and youth culture. His most recent work focuses on how the sport of running is used for peace-promotion in Kenya and on responses to golf-related environmental concerns. He currently leads a SSHRC-funded research project entitled “Fostering ‘Sport-for-Peace Journalism’ and a Role for Sociologists of Sport.”

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send 250-word abstracts or proposals for roundtable discussions or posters to Samantha King ( by December 16, 2013. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.

In selecting papers for the conference, priority will be given to students who submit independent research and who are first time Macintosh presenters; second priority will be given to students who submit research as part of a faculty research team and who are first time Macintosh presenters; third priority will be given to return Macintosh presenters. All applicants will be given the option to present their research in the form of a poster.

Kingston is accessible by VIA rail or bus. It is a two hour and 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto or downtown Montreal. It is a two-hour drive from Ottawa and a one-hour drive from Watertown, New York. Registration fees are $30 for faculty and $20 for students.

For information or to add your name to our email list, please write to Samantha King (

Monday, October 28, 2013

CFP: Invited/plenary symposia for ECSS Malmö 2015

In 2015, the multidisciplinary ECSS Congress will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. The overall congress theme “Sustainable Sports” will permeate the academic and all other programmes – the three universities co-hosting the event all emphasise sustainability in education and research, and will work together with the Fairtrade City of Malmö to make ECSS 2015 a truly sustainable sports congress. The Öresund Region (Malmö, Copenhagen and Lund) is an academically vital area with 150 000 university students and more than 12 000 researchers, among them top-level scholars within the many different fields of Sport Sciences and Sport Studies. The ECSS congress offers exchanges of knowledge through oral, mini-oral and eposter presentations, and we are convinced that all attendees will find plenty of topics to interest them. ECSS Malmö 2015 has three main objectives, apart from the general aims of the ECSS.

  • To increase the number of presentations in the general area of social science and the humanities;
  • To increase the number of presentations dealing with issues around women and sports, sport and technology, and sustainable sports; and
  • To increase the number of female presenters at the congress.

On these points, previous congresses have been found to be wanting, and it is the stated ambition of the local organizing committee for ECSS Malmö 2015 to change the course of this particular part of history in those particular respects.

Announcing, here and now, the Call for Proposals for invited/plenary symposia, the organizers therefore particularly welcome proposals that are firmly grounded in social science, the humanities, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Please note that deadline for submissions of symposia proposals is November 15, 2013.

Please proceed to the proposal submission page and log in. If you are not a member, you need to open an account via the ECSS account page. The account set up is very simple and is free of charge. We will then allow submission of proposals via the ECSS account. Instructions:

  1. Create your ECSS account
  2. Receive your login via email
  3. Enter your ECSS account
  4. Submit your proposal following the link “submit my proposal” (myMembership administration section)

By this procedure we can identify people behind proposal submissions and be able to contact the right person afterwards.

For queries regarding the symposia proposal submission, please contact the ECSS Malmö 2015 Congress Presidents,
Susanna Hedenborg
Aage Radmann

CFP: Fighting Women: Women’s Boxing in the Americas

The editors of this anthology invite previously unpublished papers on women’s boxing in Canada, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We are seeking proposals for research papers (maximum 6,000 words) and case studies of current or former pugilists (maximum 4,000 words). Chapters may use historical, contemporary, comparative, or interdisciplinary perspectives. Topics may include:

·      Historical Legacies of Early Women’s Boxing

·      The Policing or Regulating of Women’s Bodies in the Ring

·      Contemporary Issues in Women’s Amateur and Professional Boxing

·      Cultural and Media Representations of Women’s Boxing

·      Women Boxers in the Olympic Games or other International Tournaments

·      Officiating and Judging of Women’s Boxing

·      Women’s Boxing in New Media and Social Networks

·      Case Studies of Women Boxers

Submission Guidelines:
Please send 500-word abstracts with one-page CVs to by March 1, 2014. Notifications will be sent by April 1, 2014, and final papers are due July 1, 2014. The book will follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.

For general inquiries, please email

Dr. Benita Heiskanen (University of Turku, Finland) is the author of The Urban Geography of Boxing: Race, Class, and Gender in the Ring (New York: Routledge, 2012).

Dr. Cathy van Ingen (Brock University, Canada) has published articles on boxing in the Sociology of Sport Journal, Journal of Sport History, Feminist Media Studies, and several anthologies.

Dr. Anju Reejhsinghani (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, U.S.A.) is completing a monograph on the history of Cuban boxing from 1898-1962.

CFP: Graduate Student Paper Competition

Deadline: 1/31/14

The Sport, Leisure, and the Body Division announces the 2014 Graduate Student  Paper Competition. Papers may  be  empirical and/or theoretical, and may be on any aspect of sport or sporting culture, leisure, and/or sporting bodies broadly defined.  The winner will receive a stipend of $100, student membership in SSSP for 2014, complimentary registration for the 2014 annual meeting (to help the winner attend the meeting), and a complimentary ticket to the 2014 SSSP awards banquet.  The winner will also be invited to present the winning paper at one of the Sport, Leisure, and the Body sessions at the 2014 annual meeting.
To be eligible, a paper must meet the following criteria: 1) the applicant must be a graduate student at the time of the SSSP annual meeting in August 15 - 17, 2014, 2) the applicant must be the first (lead) author on the paper, 3) the paper must not be co-authored with a faculty member or a colleague who is not a student; 4) the paper must not have been submitted or accepted for publication (papers that have been submitted for presentation at a professional meeting are eligible); 5) the paper must not exceed 30 pages including notes, references, and tables; 6) the paper must be typed using 12 point font in either Times New Roman or Courier; and 7) the paper must be accompanied by a nominating letter from a faculty member at the student’s college or university.
Authors are required to submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers process as a condition for consideration for the award.
Please submit your paper electronically as a Microsoft Word and PDF file to  The faculty letter of nomination may be sent electronically or as a hard copy to: Dr. Elizabeth Cavalier, School of Liberal Arts, Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043 (electronic copies strongly preferred).  Paper submission must be dated (via electronic time/date stamp and post-mark) on or before 1/31/14.

Monday, October 21, 2013

CFP: Diversity in Intercollegiate Athletics Summit

Diversity in Intercollegiate Athletics Summit in the Rockies

The Department of Athletics at Colorado State University is hosting its inaugural Diversity in Intercollegiate Athletics Summit in the Rockies March 6-8, 2014. This event will take place on the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO that sits at the foothills of Colorado’s scenic Front Range.
The Call for Proposals is now open, and we invite YOU to submit a proposal for consideration. The Diversity in Intercollegiate Athletics Summit in the Rockies offers you the opportunity to share your knowledge and scholarship and advance the critical discussion on diversity and inclusiveness as it relates to intercollegiate athletics. The theme of this inaugural summit is:
Diversity Matters in the Athletic Arms Race of College Sport
Targeted themes include:
• Diversity issues in intercollegiate sport management
• Intersection of intercollegiate athletics and higher education
• Student athlete retention
• Student athlete development and experiences
• Policy intervention and implementation related to diversity and inclusion
• Effective strategies for working with diverse student athlete populations
• Organizational leadership and/or institutional support matters

Please submit an abstract proposal that appeals to the summit’s theme for your presentation.
Abstracts are limited to 200 words. Abstracts should  include the following: author(s),  presentation title, institution, affiliated organization/center, and author contact  information.
All submissions should be sent electronically to with the subject line – Diversity Summit 2014 Abstract. The submission of an abstract(s) indicates one’s intent to register for and attend  the Summit.

We are accepting submissions for oral presentations and posters. Multiple submissions are allowed. Oral presentations will be 20 minutes with Q&A to follow. The deadline for proposal submissions is December 18, 2013. Notifications of acceptance will be sent to presenters by Dec. 31, 2013.

BOOK: Discipline and indulgence: College Football, Media, and the American Way of Life during the Cold War by Jeffrey Montez de Oca

DISCIPLINE AND INDULGENCE: College Football, Media, and the American Way of Life during the Cold War - Jeffrey Montez de Oca
“This is an important, compelling, and cogently argued analysis of the complex relationship among sport, militarism, and American nationalism during the Cold War era.”
—David L. Andrews, University of Maryland

“Theoretically grounded and empirically rich, this book breaks new ground: moving beyond traditional football histories, Montez de Oca investigates everyday engagements with popular social structures and meanings.”
—Mary G. McDonald, Miami University
The early Cold War (1947–1964) was a time of optimism in America. Flushed with confidence by the Second World War, many heralded the American Century and saw postwar affluence as proof that capitalism would solve want and poverty. Yet this period also filled people with anxiety. Beyond the specter of nuclear annihilation, the consumerism and affluence of capitalism’s success were seen as turning the sons of pioneers into couch potatoes.

In DISCIPLINE AND INDULGENCE: College Football, Media, and the American Way of Life during the Cold War (paper $24.95, 978-0-8135-6126-4, August 2013), Jeffrey Montez de Oca demonstrates how popular culture, especially college football, addressed capitalism’s contradictions by integrating men into the economy of the Cold War as workers, warriors, and consumers. In the dawning television age, college football provided a ritual and spectacle of the American way of life that anyone could participate in from the comfort of his own home. College football formed an ethical space of patriotic pageantry where men could produce themselves as citizens of the Cold War state. Based on a theoretically sophisticated analysis of Cold War media, DISCIPLINE AND INDULGENCE assesses the period’s institutional linkage of sport, higher education, media, and militarism and finds the connections of contemporary sport media to today’s War on Terror.

JEFFREY MONTEZ DE OCA is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

A volume in the Critical Issues in Sport and Society Series
Edited by Douglas Hartmann and Michael A. Messner
College Football, Media, and the American Way of Life during the Cold War

Jeffrey Montez de Oca

Paper $24.95 | 978-0-8135-6126-4
Cloth $75.00 | 978-0-8135-6127-1 | 188 pages | 6 x 9
ebook available
Publication Date: July 2013
Please email requests for review copies and be sure to include the title, author, ISBN number, as well as the address of the person to whom the book should be sent.

JOB: Position in Youth Sport - Michigan State University


Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Youth Sport
Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University

The Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University is seeking a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level to build upon our strength in youth sport research and outreach.  Applications from scholars possessing expertise within any kinesiology subdiscipline(s) as applied to youth sport are encouraged to apply. Applicants who can meaningfully advance the mission of our Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS; will be especially competitive. The ideal candidate will enhance the research and grant portfolio of the department and institute, embrace the translation of research to youth sport stakeholders, be committed to quality teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and value service to the institution, profession, and community. The position is a 9-month tenure system appointment with the possibility of additional paid summer teaching. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. The effective date of appointment will be August 16, 2014.

•     Develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge scholarly research program in youth sport that will augment department recognition and enhance graduate student recruitment.
•     Seek and obtain external funding.
•     Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in areas of expertise and department curricular need.
•     Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels.
•     Actively contribute to the mission and administration of the ISYS.
•     Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

Applicants should have a terminal degree from a kinesiology or equivalent program. Postdoctoral experience is desirable but not required. The successful candidate must: (a) show evidence of significant scholarly accomplishment, (b) conduct research that has substantial potential for acquiring external funding, and (c) demonstrate proficiency in college-level teaching. Associate professor level candidates must have a record of success in external funding. Preference will be given to candidates who can foster scholarly connections within the department and across campus. The capacity to contribute to the ISYS mission and to make scholarly connections should be specifically addressed within the letter of application.

Application and Deadline

Interested candidates should send a tailored letter of application, curriculum vitae, reprints of up to three recent publications, and names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references electronically to:, posting number 8406.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to members of the search committee: Dan Gould,, Search Committee Chair; Tracey Covassin,, Kinesiology faculty; Andrew Mac Intosh,, Kinesiology graduate student representative; Karin Pfeiffer,, Kinesiology faculty; and Anna McAlister,, Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing faculty. Questions may also be directed to the Department Chairperson, Alan L. Smith, Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please visit our webpage ( for further information about the Department of Kinesiology. Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CFP: 2014 Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society

The submission deadline for the Southern Sociological Society’s 2014 annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina April 2-5 has been pushed back to October 25. Therefore this is your final chance to submit to our already exciting program.

President Leslie Hossfeld has organized the conference around the theme of “Poverty, Social Policy, and the Role of the Sociologist,” which she explains in more detail in the in The Southern Sociologist (volume 45, issue 1). You can find the latest call for papers here and a list of sessions still seeking papers can be found here.

As the program committee chair, I would also be happy to address any questions that you might have. 

Daniel T. Buffington, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Criminology
University of North Carolina-Wilmington

CFP: Girls, International Development, and the Politics of Sport - Sport in Society

CFP for Special Issue of Sport in Society
Topic: Girls, International Development, and the Politics of Sport
Guest Editors: 
Dr. Megan Chawansky, University of Brighton,
Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst, University of British Columbia,

Overview:  Drawing on dominant claims of the positive benefits of sport and physical activity, a growing number of sport for international development and peace (SDP) projects seek to empower ‘marginalized’ girls and young women in the global South.  Sport may be a new approach to help girls and young women address the palpable problems they face in varied communities around the world, but there is still much that needs to be understood about the use of sport for development and peace interventions.  SDP programmes promise positive change through sport trainings and varied life skills curricula that endeavour to educate girls and young women on topics such as reproductive health, hygiene, effective communication, and financial literacy.  It is the aim of these programmes to use sport to improve the lives of girls and young women by working directly with them on issues and challenges they face. In turn, they are framed as part of the solution to their own ‘problems’.  We seek contributions that will offer an analysis of how, why, and if sport can help girls and young women of the global South.  We expect contributions to raise complex questions surrounding transnational and postcolonial feminisms, sporting practices, power, bodies, gender, and sexuality.
Title and Abstract (150 words) due:  1 December 2013 
**Please email title, abstract and full contact details to Megan Chawansky at**

Confirmation of acceptance:  15 January 2014
First draft of articles due:  1 August 2014
Feedback to authors:  15 September 2014
Final manuscripts due:  15 October 2014
Expected article length (6,000-7,000 words, including references)
Instructions for authors:

For more information or to request this information in an alternate format contact: Megan Chawansky (

CFP: 7th annual CSRI Conference on College Sport

2014 CSRI Conference on College Sport
April 22-­‐26, 2014 Downtown Columbia Marriott The University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 

Call for Papers
The College Sport Research Institute welcomes the submission of abstracts for its 7th annual CSRI
Conference on College Sport to be held at the Columbia Marriott:

The conference’s mission is to: “Provide students, scholars, and college-sport practitioners a 
public forum to discuss relevant and timely intercollegiate-athletics issues.”


To be considered for acceptance, abstracts must reflect college-sport research on the history of 
intercollegiate athletics, social-cultural college-sport issues, legal theory or the application of 
law to college-sport issues, business-related issues in college sport, or special topics related to 
current college-sport issues. The research should have reached a fairly complete stage of 
development, and the abstract should provide enough detail about the research, so the
reviewers have sufficient information to judge its quality. Abstracts proposing teaching-related
sessions on college-sport issues will also be considered, as long as the abstract provides 
sufficient detail to judge the quality of the proposed session.

Abstracts will undergo a multi-person, blind-review process to determine acceptance.

Abstracts submitted to CSRI should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another 

Abstracts should NOT be submitted prior to Monday, October 14, 2013 and MUST
be received no later than  Friday, January 10, 2014 (11:59p.m. EST). Submissions
received after this date and time will not be considered for acceptance.
All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment and must contain the 
following information and conform to the following format requirements:
•  Single-spaced
•  One-inch margins,
•  Times New Roman 12-point font, and
•  400-word maximum for 30-minute presentations and posters, and 800-word maximum for 65-minute 

Line 1: Type of session desired (choose from the options below):
•  30-minute oral presentation (including questions)
•  65-minute panel, roundtable, or workshop
•  Poster presentation
Line 2: three to four keywords that will help the program coordinator schedule similar topics in 

Line 3: author(s) and institution(s) names (centered on page) Line 4: presentation title (centered 
on page)
Line 5: blank
Line 6 to end: text of abstract (including demonstration of research conducted)

In the email message accompanying the attached abstract, include the principal author’s name, 
postal mailing address, email address, and fax and telephone numbers.

Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register for the conference 
at the appropriate registration fee.

Email all abstracts to:
CSRI Office Manager - Joseph Isenberg at
NOTE: All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment.
For more information regarding the conference:
or call at:
803.777.0658 / 803.777.5550